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One Arm - Full Length Play, Drama

One Arm

Tennessee Williams, Moisés Kaufman

Full Length Play, Drama

7m, 1f

ISBN: 9780822225645

Based on Tennessee Williams' unproduced screenplay of his own classic …

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Based on Tennessee Williams' unproduced screenplay of his own classic short story, this new adaptation from pioneering theatrical auteur Moisés Kaufman follows Ollie, a young farm boy who joins the Navy and becomes the lightweight boxing champion of the Pacific Fleet. Soon after, he loses his arm in a car accident, and he turns to hustling to survive. One of Williams' most searing character studies, ONE ARM takes us through Ollie's odyssey in a disenfranchised American underworld before the Second World War.
"Moisés Kaufman's fast, fierce, brutally beautiful stage adaptation of an unproduced screenplay by Tennessee Williams is more than a play: It's a time machine. ONE ARM is nothing less than the late-Williams play that the latter-day Williams himself wasn't capable of writing." —NY Magazine. "…a fascinatingly lurid, provocative and fatalistic piece of theater. Somehow, it captures the complex, oft-destructive energy of its author, while adding just enough metatheatric remove that we get to ponder and critique the strange, complex context of the original while also enjoying much of its sensual heat." —Variety. "A labor of love and deep empathy [from] Moisés Kaufman…should inspire tender feelings among hard-core Williams fans." —NY Times.


7m, 1f

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) explores passion with daring honesty, and forged a poetic theatre of raw psychological insight that shattered conventional proprieties and transformed the American stage. The autobiographical The Glass Menagerie brought what Mr. Williams called “the catastrophe of success,” a success capped by A Streetcar Named Desire, one of the most influential works of modern ... view full profile

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